Beginning with the real story of Erzebet Bathory, a Hungarian aristocrat who used to invite young virgins to her castle with the sole purpose of torturing and bleeding them in order to keep her own youth, the writer and theater director Gladys Lizarazu developed an experimental project reflecting on the passing of time in relation to the tropes of youth and beauty.
Conceived as a low-budget film, Erzebet offers a unique language that is determined not only by beautiful images but also by a formal decision that concerns language itself. Even though there is minimal dialogue, the movie is spoken in different languages.
Directed by: Gladys Lizarazu; camera: Julia Baumann.
Gladys Lizarazu will be present for the screening.
The premiere will take place in the “Kunst lebt!” Café in the interior courtyard (the exhibition is closed).
Presented as part of the Landesausstellung Baden-Württemberg “Kunst lebt”, Erzebet was produced by the Akademie Schloss Solitude and filmed in 2005 in Stuttgart and Buenos Aires.